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Long workhours, work scheduling and work-related injuries among construction workers in the United States.

Authors
Dong-X
Source
Scand J Work, Environ & Health 2005 Oct; 31(5):329-335
NIOSHTIC No.
20040956
Abstract
Objectives: The objectives of this study were (i) to examine work scheduling in construction and (ii) to establish whether there is any connection between workhours and safety outcomes among construction workers. Methods: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1979 cohort (NLSY79), was used for the data analysis. Odds ratios were used to measure the risk of work-related injury in different worker groups. Results: The findings showed that (i) construction workers started work earlier, worked longer days and fewer weeks a year, and were more likely to hold multiple jobs and change jobs than their nonconstruction counterparts and (ii) long workhours and irregular work schedules were significantly associated with a higher work-related injury rate after control for possible confounders. Conclusion: The results provide evidence that overtime and irregular work scheduling have an adverse effect on worker safety.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Injuries; Work-intervals; Work-performance; Worker-health; Safety-measures; Safety-research; Injury-prevention; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Risk-factors; Work-capacity; Work-analysis; Epidemiology; Humans; Shift-work; Author Keywords: ending worktime; long workhours; longitudinal survey; multiple jobs; overtime; shift work; scheduling; starting worktime; work-related injury; worker safety
Contact
Xiuwen Dong, The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
CODEN
SWEHDO
Publication Date
20051001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
SDong@cpwr.com
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-317202
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0355-3140
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
State
MD
Performing Organization
The Center to Protect Workers' Rights
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